LINZ supports the work of the emergency services by making available copies of maps and charts to operational teams engaged in search and rescue, civil defence and emergency response work.

We have arrangements with Blue Star, our supply chain partner, to make available maps and charts at short notice.

The 24/7 contact number for emergency services uplift of maps and charts is 0800 555 567.

If you require maps or charts outside of an emergency situation arrangements can be made to set up an account with Bluestar. Contact them at or call them on 0800 504 704.

To discuss general requirements, emergency service organisations can contact the topographic maps and hydrographic charts teams by emailing us at

More information on where to find maps and data